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AR 195 Fishing Rod Holders

mrtrav

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Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#1
Has anyone installed a Mate Series rod/cup holder combo on their 195? We are looking at potentially doing some trolling on our 195 and looking at options on how to secure the poles. The wife doesn’t want to drill holes in the boat, so I’m limited to probably a cup holder/rod combo, something that attaches to the tower, or worst case scenario (having to hold the pole).

Interested in seeing what others may be doing.
 
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Location
Tampa, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#2
I installed the Mate series Cup/Rod holders (Black Plastic) on my AR190. Works great and was an easy install. You will have to drill three holes for the new inserts, disconnect the hose drain from existing, and run a new hose to bildge well from new insert. Maybe an hour install for four holders. The metal versions will be similar install, but doesn't match my current cups which are black, where your 195 I believe uses the stainless look.
 

mrtrav

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Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
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#3
Mine has black inserts and a chrome cap. I only have two cup holders on the very back of the transem, which would be less than ideal for holding the rods. I am considering now some clamp on mounts to the tower. Not sure how they would hold up to light trolling though.
 

Soonerlt

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Location
Mt Juliet TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
19
#6
Has anyone installed a Mate Series rod/cup holder combo on their 195? We are looking at potentially doing some trolling on our 195 and looking at options on how to secure the poles. The wife doesn’t want to drill holes in the boat, so I’m limited to probably a cup holder/rod combo, something that attaches to the tower, or worst case scenario (having to hold the pole).

Interested in seeing what others may be doing.
I had ours installed on our SX195 while it was in for service. Agree with Richardb, dealer said it was an easy install using the existing cutouts. We had ours rotated to port and starboard by 30 degrees for better trolling. They work great for both trolling and for the run in at the end of the day (not to mention the beer). Our dealer only stocks this series now. Pic attached.
 

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Location
Tampa, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#7
That's what I have been looking into. Do you use them for trolling at all or just holding them for transport/stationary fishing?
These holders are solid for trolling; however not sure I would be trolling for marlin or big tuna with them. They come with a lot of size options, but unfortunately it's not a tight fit, so I added weather stripping to the inside. This makes it a tight seal and they don't budge, but there is some prep work on the install. Hope the images help.
 

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mrtrav

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Year
2019
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AR
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#8
I had ours installed on our SX195 while it was in for service. Agree with Richardb, dealer said it was an easy install using the existing cutouts. We had ours rotated to port and starboard by 30 degrees for better trolling. They work great for both trolling and for the run in at the end of the day (not to mention the beer). Our dealer only stocks this series now. Pic attached.
Do you know if you had the backing plate installed on the underside as well?
 
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Location
Tampa, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#9
You can install a plate underneath with through bolts on each side. Keep in mind you will have to remove more than the inspection plate to get at both rod holders to do this. Not a big deal, but like anything, takes time and Yoga to get there.
 

mrtrav

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Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
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#10
Removing the engine access plate on the transem I should be able to reach the port side holder no problem. The starboard side is going to be the pain to get to though. It looks like the 19 has the cup holders in a different location than previous years.
 

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Location
Tampa, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#11
Removing the engine access plate on the transem I should be able to reach the port side holder no problem. The starboard side is going to be the pain to get to though. It looks like the 19 has the cup holders in a different location than previous years.
The access plate is within a removable panel. Remove the whole panel (about ten screws) and you can access both sides without too much difficulty. The wash plug tube just slides off and on without any resistance.
 

mrtrav

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Year
2019
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AR
Boat Length
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#12
The access plate is within a removable panel. Remove the whole panel (about ten screws) and you can access both sides without too much difficulty. The wash plug tube just slides off and on without any resistance.
It looks like there is a silicon sealant around that panel, similar to what looks to be on the cup holders. Am I correct in thinking that I need to re-seal everything during the installation process? If so, is there any special marine grade type stuff I should consider?
 
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40
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42 1
Points
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Location
Tampa, FL
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
19
#13
I reused the same seal. Seemed in good enough shape. If you go with a new seal, i would use a gasket or other nonadhesive type.
 
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